Those tiny little pumps for mash recirculation

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Those tiny little pumps for mash recirculation

Post by Mad_Scientist » 2 years ago

Nice tiny little pumps. Anyone using one?

Makes me want to get one ---

I believe they are all TopsFlo brand ( TopsFlo.com ) and then re-branded
to us solar pumps; http://www.ussolarpumps.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I like the ones in the solar water pump section, all of these
are 1/2" NPT or BSP threads. This one is the top dog; http://www.ussolarpumps.com/index.php?m" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... cts_id=241

The pump pictured can be found in the circulating pump section of the main link,
caution about the thread size (M21).
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Post by acerola » 2 years ago

Is it the same? http://www.solarproject.co.uk/page2.html
I also bookmarked it. I plan to try it out sometimes. I saw a brewing project where it was used.
This was the project: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/brewer-inte ... gster.html

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Post by Mad_Scientist » 2 years ago

acerola wrote:Is it the same? http://www.solarproject.co.uk/page2.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I also bookmarked it. I plan to try it out sometimes. I saw a brewing project where it was used.
This was the project: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/brewer-inte" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... gster.html
Yes, your 8watt/8ltr is close in specs to this one here; http://www.ussolarpumps.com/index.php?m" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... cts_id=127

... all made by the same manufacturer, I'm sure.

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Post by Mad_Scientist » 2 years ago

What would you put on the top end?

An open hose tube or sum kinda sparge arm,
spraying down on the mash or tube with holes
inserted into the mash?
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Post by Primavera » 2 years ago

Interesting concept. I would be curious to see if these pumps can tolerate the gunk present in wort.


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Post by kmmacker » 2 years ago

Just ordered one of those to pump wort through my home made counter flow! So hope it can handle it...I do have a hop stopper and hop using mini bags during the boil so should be all good me thinks!
Will report on its function when I set it up!


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Post by kmmacker » 2 years ago

Got mine yesterday and set it up to pump through my counter flow...works like a dream 17.5 degrees from boiling in 15 mins

Also rigged it onto a board with a sankey cleaning socket that also cleans my beer lines....awesome bit of kit!
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Post by Mad_Scientist » 2 years ago

Which one did you get?


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Post by kmmacker » 2 years ago

Manufactured in an ISO approved factory with CE certification

DC brush-less motor pump 3M head, at 8 L/Minute minimum.

Ideal solar water pump able to withstand constant temperatures of 100C

Suitable for the circulation of solar heated liquids. Can be installed in either direct or indirect, vented or un-vented tank configurations up to 4 bar. Max fail-safe working of UK domestic tanks is 4 bar 95C

Can withstand a 50/50 mix of glycol and water mix where a frost proof installation is required.

DO NOT BE CONFUSED WITH SIMILAR LOOKING PUMPS THIS RANGE OF PUMPS ARE CURRENTLY BEING USED ON SOLAR HEATING UNITS DESIGNED BY OURSELVES PRODUCING HOT WATER ON A COMMERCIAL SCALE.

If YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THERE INSTILLATION OR TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT THEY CAN BE APPLIED TO PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO ASK. OUR CONTACT DETAILS ARE IN THE BUSINESS SECTION OF THE SALES PAGE.

Specifications

Voltage: 8V~24V DC Standard:12V DC

Max Flow Rate: 8 L/Min

Max Water Head: 3M

1/2" BSP / NPT male Inlet/Outlet

Max power 9w @12v - 3m Head @ 8L/m

Max system pressure: 4Bar

Max continuous working temperature: 100°C (212° F)

Features

DC brushless motor technology

Durable permanent magnetic rotor/impeller

Long life brushless pump, min 30000 hours

ISO9001 , CCC , CE , TUV ,FCC , UL, RoHS Compliant.


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Post by nosco » 2 years ago

They call them little brown pumps in Australia for obvious reasons. Ive never used one but a search on AHB forums should give you some good info
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Post by Aces high » 2 years ago

They work pretty well and handle the temperatures we use. The two main problems I found with them are that you must recirculate hot water through them after you brew or the sugar gums them up pretty quickly. The pump housing is also plastic so they can snap under the thread if you put any pressure on them. Other than that they have a nice medium flow rate and they are pretty cheap to buy.

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